Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: August 2015 Check-In

It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

Why I Chose My Last-Choice College (Hint: Money)

Two things were always understood: I would earn a degree, and I would pay for it myself.

Grad School, Two Ways

I had no idea what I wanted to do after finishing my undergraduate education, which I spent studying linguistics for four years. This was obviously not going to get me a practical job.

I Could Have Avoided Student Debt, But Have No Regrets

Financially, it was a plainly hideous decision, but it was the right one for me.

The Grad School Debt Problem

Of the $1.19 trillion in student debt in the U.S., 40 percent belongs to graduate students, who account for just 14 percent of the college population.

In My Time of Need, a Rich Friend Helped Me Put Together a Budget

I lost a job, suffered through a broken engagement, and worried about my five-figure credit card debt. Enter Rich Friend and her fountain pen.

The Stress of Budgeting for Grad School Right Before You Get Married

I made the grad school choice late last fall, independent of the fact that my fiance and I had happily scheduled our small, 14-person wedding for early September 2015.

Transferring Twice to Afford a College Education

People were nice, but coming in as a transfer and an introvert, it was hard to find my people and my place.

When Non-High Earners Attempt to Refinance Their Student Loans

With HENRYs encountering roadblocks when trying to refinance their student loans, I was interested in seeing if non-HENRYs had any luck with getting better interest rates for their loans.

Can You Refinance Your Student Loans? Sure, If You’ve Got the Dough

Why getting a lower interest rate on your student loan can be near-impossible.